Betty Adams is a general assignment reporter who’s lived in Augusta for the past 35 years and been working for the Kennebec Journal for more than two decades. She covers the courts plus the towns of Belgrade, Fayette and Readfield. As adjunct instructor Elizabeth Adams, she teaches writing courses, including journalism, at the University of Maine at Augusta. In her spare time, when she’s not playing with the grandchildren, bicycling on the rail trail, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, she likes to travel both in the United States and abroad via cruise ship and occasionally on the back of a motorcycle. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and earned a master’s of journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

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  • Published
    March 8, 2012

    2 guilty of armed home invasion

    AUGUSTA — Two men pleaded guilty Wednesday to participating in an armed home invasion last summer in Manchester where a woman was awakened by a man holding a knife to her throat.

  • Published
    March 7, 2012

    Arrest papers issued, recalled on protesters

    AUGUSTA — A judge on Tuesday morning issued arrest warrants for five former Occupy movement protesters, including a Benton selectwoman, after they failed to appear in court.

  • Published
    March 7, 2012

    Wintle expected to plead guilty

    AUGUSTA — A former legislator is scheduled to plead guilty today in Kennebec County Superior Court to charges he held a stranger at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Waterville Dunkin’ Donuts.

  • Published
    March 7, 2012

    Man gets 7 years for bank robbery

    AUGUSTA — A Waterville man will spend seven years in prison for robbing a bank and making a bomb threat that forced an evacuation of a swath of the city’s downtown.

  • Published
    March 7, 2012

    Mixup leads to confusion about Occupy court hearing

    AUGUSTA — A judge on Tuesday morning issued arrest warrants for five former Occupy movement protesters, including a Benton selectwoman, after they failed to appear in court.

  • Published
    March 7, 2012

    UPDATE: Ex-lawmaker expected to plead guilty Thursday

    AUGUSTA — A former legislator is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday in Kennebec County Superior Court to charges he held a stranger at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Waterville Dunkin’ Donuts.

  • Published
    March 7, 2012

    Waterville man given 7 years for robbery, bomb threat

    AUGUSTA — A Waterville man will spend seven years in prison for robbing a bank and making a bomb threat that forced an evacuation of a swath of the city’s downtown.

  • Published
    March 6, 2012

    Judge issues arrest warrants for 5 Occupy protesters

    The five, including a Benton selectwoman, are charged with criminal trespass for allegedly refusing to leave the grounds of the Blaine House on Nov. 30, 2011.

  • Published
    March 6, 2012

    Former Occupier sentenced for knife threat

    AUGUSTA — A former Occupy Augusta demonstrator, jailed for the last four months, will spend another three months behind bars for threatening a man with a knife.

  • Published
    March 6, 2012

    What is, how did I do tonight, Alex?

    WINTHROP — Apple grower and hard cider producer Ben Parks-Stamm will be watching himself on television 7:30 p.m. tonight as he competes on the “Jeopardy!” quiz show.